Wilton Family History
Wilton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places so named including Wilton (Wiltshire North Yorkshire) Wilton in Haile (Cumberland) and Wilton in Bridstow (Herefordshire). The North Yorkshire placename derives from Old English wilde ‘wild uncultivated’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The Wiltshire placename may derive from Old English wull ‘wool’ + tūn. The Cumberland and Herefordshire placenames derive from Old English wilig ‘willow’ + tūn.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022